For geek chic at its finest, turn to comic-book couture. Inspired by the bright colors and bold patterns of our favorite adventures, superheroes and style have collided. It's a good thing, because we found pieces like tees and bags that our inner Wonder Woman can't live without. To bring the comics into your closet, BAM, POW, and CLICK through to view our favorite finds.
Big-budget Hollywood movies and celebrity sightings aside, in its 43rd year, Comic-Con is still about the art and industry of comic books. A celebration of the best artists and comic works of the last year, the annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (the Oscars of the comic scene) were held Friday night in San Diego.
Taking the prize for best digital comic is Battlepug, the tale of a warrior pug by Mike Norton, which began as a web comic and will soon hit the printed page in a full collection edition. Keep reading to see if your favorite comics were included among the full list of winners.
The latest comic book incarnation hits theaters today — The Amazing Spider-Man, and before we catch up with Peter Parker we need to get our tech accessories in order. Swinging into action are the Marvel Comic cases by Case-Mate. Available in five themes — Spider-Man (of course), Captain America, X-Men, Iron Man, and Thor — these cases fit iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones.
Get a better look at all of the artful designs in the gallery!
Ah, weddings. Full of joy, tears, and comic book-style zingers! We're absolutely smitten with this retro, comic book Los Angeles wedding captured by photographer Heather Kincaid. Not only did the wedding show off the creative spirit of the Disney-employed couple, but the engagement session also incorporated their geeky love of comics and design bookstores. We'd like to propose a requirement of Pez and superhero at all weddings going forward!
All photos: Heather Kincaid
Collars are so hot right now. Get in on the trend and up the fashion ante at the same time by tying on a Kaboom Collar ($16.50) next time you want to accessorize. This geek chic collar is handmade with love and will add a touch of nerdy comic book flair to a plain outfit, thanks to the technicolor images of Superman, his best buds, and fiercest foes.
Adorable and affordable? Now that's my kind of accessory.
This is the cover of the first issue in an eight-part series following the Eleventh Doctor, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and his Enterprise crew as they save the galaxy from an evil alliance. Written by Scott and David Tipton and featuring fully painted artwork by J.K. Woodward, the debut issue pairs familiar villains the Borg and the Cybermen in an attempt to destroy humanity.
If the first issue in this crossover series includes some of the most popular villains, we can't wait to see what other frightening forces will make an appearance in the remaining seven issues. The Weeping Angels? Q?
Two beautiful worlds are set to collide this May when publisher IDW will reportedly release a Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover comic book series. Eleven and his current companions Amy and Rory will join the familiar cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation led by Captain Picard.
Star Trek has seen its share of comic book collaborations in the past, including one with X-Men; this comic would be the first time the Doctor explores strange new worlds with an already-popular sci-fi show. The comic could be potentially filled with many exciting story lines and evil villains from both programs. Will Daleks return to battle Borgs? We'll find out soon, when hopefully this series is officially announced.
2011 may be coined the year of the superhero with all of the comic book adaptations and comic-inspired sequels and prequels that hit theaters. Whether you're a fan of cowboys, aliens, mythical archetypes, or lab-generated super strength, there was a movie for everyone this year. Tell us — which was your favorite comic book-inspired film of 2011?
I'm a big fan of comics and comic-inspired fashion, so I immediately fell in love when I saw these Comic Sound Effect Headbands ($20-$23) on Etsy. Though, I'm not sure where I'd wear one, I know just the gal who could pull them off — Katy Perry. She's worn everything from fruit to record players in her hair on the red carpet. Why not a comic-inspired outfit for the 2012 award show season?
Good news is, that while each headband ranges in price, most remain affordable at around $23. See? You don't have to be a platinum-selling artist to look like a red carpet hottie.